At the Saltpan House
The Landscape Park Strunjan Centre houses an exhibition titled Park of the Sea. As part of the exhibition, you can also watch a film about Landscape Park Strunjan.
An exhibition in Slovene, Italian and English, it presents the park, including all of the major characteristics, explaining their inherent bond with the sea. The graphic and textual materials are distributed over four walls showing four distinct aspects of the area under the titles Where Land Meets the Sea, A Pinch of Saltpans, A Lagoon Filled with Life and The Cliffs of Strunjan, Living Sea Sculpture.
The Landscape Park Strunjan Centre is open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 5pm. Closed on holidays. Depended of the weather, deviations are possible.
The exhibition is free of charge.
For groups attending our guided tours, the Centre may be made available when normally closed and is included in the guided tour price.
At its foundation in 2008, the Public Institute Landscape Park Strunjan set itself the goal of opening a visitor centre as soon as possible. The possibility to restore and adapt two saltpan houses to this purpose presented itself with the European Programme for Increased Competitiveness of the Tourist Industry, in the framework of which the Public Institute submitted its project titled Strunjan Landscape Park Information Centre.
The older of the two buildings, which dates to the mid-19th century, is a typical example of saltpan architecture. On the ground floor, there used to be a salt depot; upstairs the living quarters of the saltpan worker and his family. The other, larger building, erected in the first quarter of the 20th century, has been used as a rest area for salt workers till this day. This second edifice also has a water pump installed, which transfers brine into evaporation ponds.
The renovation of the two buildings took place between the end of 2012 and autumn 2013. While the smaller now houses the park’s head offices and a visitor information centre, the larger gained a tool shed, work and rest areas for the saltpan workers, as well as an electric pump room.